Our house looks big, probably because it’s up on a hill, and the old carport and barn are all attached. While it isn’t small, it also isn’t very large (~1700 sq ft), and it is an old house (~1880), with small rooms and little closet space. This leads to issues about where to put certain things, like knitting stuff, especially when the “formal living room” serves as an herbarium/library/lab.
There’s a fabulous large attic, but we lay extra insulation because 6 inches under the floorboards isn’t enough. So this space is not handy for things you may want frequently. Outside storage (the barn or its loft) isn’t really good for the yarn, or for frequent access.
So it kind of ended up here and there. It was up in the attic before we laid that extra insulation. And then… explosion of stuff everywhere!
(there are a lot of photos here, so I made them small, you can embiggen… the last bunch are crappy quality, sorry)
And then there’s the “little room”. This was probably initially the nursery. The main part of the house is 25 feet by 25 feet. I know that downstairs there were originally 4 rooms (now there are 2 long ones), and upstairs before the plumbing went in, it was likely much the same. Our “big” bathroom is less than 5×7 feet, and the little room is about 7×8 (with a door or window on each wall). Most of the yarn ended up here after it moved from the attic.
This past weekend I finally got to it all. It’s been slowly changing, and I’d been hoping to get to Ikea (3+ hours away) to get some fabulous shelves. Since that didn’t seem to be happening, I just went to Lowes and got some open steel shelves, and I think I like them a lot!
But it’s better, no?